Buildout

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Buildout
Developer(s) Jim Fulton (programmer)
Stable release 2.2.1 / September 5, 2013; 14 months ago (2013-09-05)
Written in Python
Operating system Windows, POSIX
Type Software development tools
License Zope Public License
Website www.buildout.org, PyPI page
This article is about the open source software build tool. For the North American word meaning "The growth, development, or expansion of something", see wikt:Buildout.

Buildout is an open source software build tool. Buildout is created using the Python programming language. It implements a principle of separation of configuration from the scripts that do the setting up. Buildout is primarily used to download and set up dependencies in Python eggs format of the software being developed or deployed. Recipes for build tasks in any environment can be created, and many are already available.

Major features[edit]

  • Configuration files are INI format
  • Support for setuptools and eggs[1]
  • Plugin support through Buildout recipes[2]

Sample configuration[edit]

  [buildout]
  develop = .
  parts = test
 
  [test]
  recipe = zc.recipe.testrunner
  eggs = theegg

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